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Stay calm and carry on at Christmas time

The countdown to Christmas Day is well and truly on – there’s just 12 sleeps left before the big day. Christmas and the holiday season can be a joyous time full of friends and family, but for many people it can be a time of stress and anxiety. The South Western Sydney Local Health District director of mental health, Dr Claire Jones, said the key to a healthy, stress-free Christmas was a casual, low-cost celebration. “Christmas can be a tough time for people financially and emotionally with pressure from all sides to spend extra money and arrange multiple catch-ups over… Read more »

Affordable fine dining: Bellbird set to shake up local restaurant scene

Affordable fine dining: Bellbird set to shake up local restaurant scene

Recently a new restaurant opened boasting talented chefs, fine dining at pub prices and a sustainable farm to table approach, including using produce grown 50 metres away. Is it in Newtown, Potts Point, Double Bay? No, Bellbird Dining + Bar is right here in the South West Sydney region. It officially opened a month ago at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre to the chirping of the songbirds it has been named after. It’s a cliché, and it’s also early days, but Bellbird could be a game changer. Bellbird spins traditional restaurant models on their heads, with an ever-changing menu offering exquisite… Read more »

Let Alkalizer take the hassle out of your Christmas function

Let Alkalizer take the hassle out of your Christmas function

Christmas is on the way and there’s so much to do. There’s the tree to get and decorate, plus gifts to buy for your loved ones and maybe even Christmas light for the front of the family home. And then there’s the catering, the biggest challenge of the festive season. But there’s another approach available, whether you’re planning a Christmas feast for the family or the staff of your business – get someone else to do the catering for you. One of the local outlets offering this wonderful service this Christmas is the Alkalizer café located on the ground level… Read more »

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Stay calm and carry on at Christmas time

The countdown to Christmas Day is well and truly on – there’s just 12 sleeps left before the big day. Christmas and the holiday season can be a joyous time full of friends and family, but for many people it can be a time of stress and anxiety. The SouthRead more »

A show called Anya

Anya is the time for Indigenous musicians to come together

Campbelltown Arts Centre will be hosting musicians Eleanor Dixon and Edi Donald from next Monday as part of the Indigenous artist residency program. The two artists will round up their residency on Saturday, December 9 with a joint performance that will include new works from the pair’s time at the centre. The show willRead more »

Wendy Harmer checks out her handiwork.

Wendy Harmer ponders secret stories of Casula

Best selling author, comedian and ABC Radio Sydney Mornings presenter WENDY HARMER, who has curated an exhibition from the Casula Powerhouse arts centre collection of more than 5,000 artworks, writes here that Casula Secrets reveals some of the interesting and mysterious stories of this South West Sydney suburb: Casula isRead more »

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